The budget deal reached by Congress increases U.S. government support for supercomputing. It's a sign that lawmakers are pushing back on President Trump's science-cutting agenda.
The bipartisan 2017 fiscal year budget agreement, which funds the government through September 30, includes $5.4 billion for the Department of Energy's science programs, a $42 million increase -- or less than 1% -- compared to the 2016 budget. The DOE leads U.S. supercomputing development.
The funding "shows that high-performance computing is still a priority for Congress," said Peter Harsha, director of government affairs at the Computing Research Association.